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Artificial Decorative Stone in the East Midlands

Talk by Frank Ince

Fired Stone and Cast Stone are the two major types of artificial decorative stone, with both having been produced by companies in the East Midlands. This illustrated talk will describe the history, production processes and products related to both types of artificial stones, as exemplified by local companies: Fired Stone (Hathernware, latterly Hathern Terra Cotta, Shepshed) and Cast Stone (Patent Victoria Stone Co., with a now-closed production site at Groby).


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